I feel like a sissy reporting only 5,000 rounds, but I had planned to have many more rounds through this pistol. Unfortunately, that did not work in my favor, but as of late, this pistol hasn't been giving me any lip. I received this pistol about 11 months ago and planned to use it as a test subject. I wanted to see if a 1911 was the right pistol for me and figured a year of shooting only one pistol and a planned 10,000+ rounds was a worthwhile plan. Things didn't go as planned, but nothing I can do about it now. I still like shooting this pistol and may keep a 1911 in my CCW use. I wanted to sell this pistol but I guess some viewed it a cursed or thought it had too high of a round count and blah, so much "let me know if you ever want to sell it" type comments, ha. Fast-forward to now, I ran this pistol though a basic course recently just to see how it was running since it had been a few months since I shot it last. It ran perfectly through the course, which I was worried about honestly and brought a spare 1911 AND a "polymer" 9mm just in case. The poor guy next to me had a Volkmann that didn't fair too well, I ended up loaning him my Wilson so he could finish the class using what 45 ammo he brought. I think he was planning to sell the pistol altogether and get something more modern, and I can't blame the guy. My pistol just as accurate as it was when I bought it, maybe even more so now. It has loosened up quite a bit in just 5000 rounds. It rattles just like my GI and Colt, which are known to be looser. My pistol doesn't have the "ball-bearing" feel but it never really did because I think Ionbond is a little gritty and you feel it. I still have some concerns about some wear but it is nothing my upcoming pictures will show. I have spoken with SA about it and they say there is nothing to worry about. I will let time decide if there is a problem and I continue shooting this pistol. I took a few pictures, mainly out of boredom so they are not of the best quality. To summarize my feelings on this pistol, I like it. WHEN it isn't acting up it is a blast to shoot, now, my feelings on SA...I'll leave that be.